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Adults/Adultos

Dance Project of Washington Heights is now offering classes for professional dancers and adults of all levels of experience.

All adult classes are $15, but please speak to us if you want to be involved but cannot afford the fee 

Need childcare? 

Email info@danceprojectwh.org

    Cuidado de niño disponible bajo petición.

All classes take place at our beautiful studios in Uptown Manhattan located at 4140 Broadway, in the 2nd Floor Annex


Social Dance  

la serie de baile "Uptown Social"

Sundays      2:00-3:30pm        Domingos             Bachata/Salsa/Merengue w. Ximena Salgado 

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm Miercoles Social Hustle w. Alessandra Marconi

           

All levels of experience are welcome to join us for this incredible series. No partner necessary

Todos los niveles de experiencia son bienvenidos a unirse a nosotros para esta increíble serie. No es necesario un compañero.

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Alessandra Marconi,  Photo by Sandy Shelton

Alessandra Marconi, Photo by Sandy Shelton


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Int/Adv Technique:

Tuesdays 10-11:30am - Ballet w/ Breton Tyner-Bryan

Thursdays 10-11:30am - Theater Jazz w/ Xavier DeMar


Int/Adv Ballet

Tuesdays 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Class Description: Ballet Class begins with a logical and steady progression through barre, emphasizing the expansion of all mind and body systems. In the center, dancers are encouraged to express their individuality exploring themes of power, fluidity, and definitive musical choices. Center combinations supply challenging and intricate choreography, with an overall emphasis on energy efficiency and flow. I continue to incorporate the “why” as well as the “how” of classical ballet. It is my great pleasure to share my love of dance, welcoming dancers of all ages and varying levels. Enjoyment of movement and flight are highly encouraged.

Breton Tyner-Bryan

Breton Tyner-Bryan is a director, choreographer and actor specializing in musicals, immersive productions, film, and video. She is the creator of Breton Follies, a dance theater production company featured at New Victory Theater 42nd Street Labworks Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival for best Art Direction and best Ensemble Cast, New York Shorts International Film Festival, Madrid International Film Festival, and Dance Magazine. Recent works include Divorce HBO, Saturday Night Fever Engeman Theater, “Heading East” starring BD Wong, “Vinegar Tom”, “Retrofactoy” for Theater C, Peter Pan Dreamland Stages, "Cotton Candy and Cocaine" for New York Theater Barn, choreographic mentee under Sergio Trujillo for The Donna Summer musical on Broadway, choreographic labs for "In the Heights" at Kennedy Center, Waitress (Broadway), Twelfth Night (Public Theater), and Encore's God Bless You Mr. Rosewater. She is a CUNY awardee, New Victory Theater Artist in Residence, and Dance Lab New York connect mentee with Sam Pinkelton and Josh Prince.

Choreographic Commissions include, Westfest, BCBEAT, NYU, Marymount, AMDA, Montclair, New Jersey Dance Theater, Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet School, and performing alongside The Martha Graham Dance Company at its Benefit for Haiti. Breton has created installations for New York Fashion Week, The Pierre Taj Hotel, The Metropolitan Room, Madonna-Washington Square Park, Don Most from Happy Days, Sonas Denim Commercial, Jewels in the Square presented by Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Brigham Young University, award winning solos for Young Arts Miami, and Woodside Vaulters Equestrian international competitions. As ballet mistress for Sleep No More she has choreographed and performed for McKittrick Follies, and was ballet mistress for Ballet Hispanico.

Film/Television credits include The Knick (HBO) Steven Soderbergh, Studio City (VICE), Manhattan Love Story (ABC), TEST Chris Mason Johnson, Stories from the Microchasm John Sanborn. Breton has taught for New York University, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, Joffrey Ballet School, The Place (London), Dance Base Scotland, San Francisco State University, LINES Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She holds a BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Utah and received her training at the School of the Hartford Ballet. As a performer, choreographer, writer, and photographer her work has been featured in Pointe Magazine, Dance Informa Magazine, Broadway World, Oberon’s Grove, Huffington Post, the New York Times, and Curve Magazine. As a theatrical storyteller creating character driven works for stage, films, site specific experiences, and commercial projects, her work is comedic, in your face, celebratory, sensual, and elegant.


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Adv. Beg/Int Theater Jazz  

Thursdays 10:00-11:30am

Class Description: Xavier DeMar’s jazz class combines classical modern and jazz techniques to create a unique union of training for his students. Class naturally progresses through a rhythmic warm-up, center strengthening, progressions across the floor, and may culminate with a center floor combination focusing on artistry, musicality, and dynamic.

Xavier DeMar

A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Xavier DeMar is a New York based dancer, performing artist, choreographer and dance educator. Xavier began dancing at an early age as a member of his family’s West African drum and danced company, Xangue. After beginning to train in classical ballet at the age of 12, he was afforded a scholarship to attend Jordan Collage Academy of Dance, an affiliate of Butler University. Shortly after graduating from Broad Ripple High School, he began his professional career with The Georgia Ballet, where he performed lead roles in Sleepy Hollow and the company’s Nutcracker Suite. Xavier has danced and choreographed for various dance companies and organizations, including Dance Canvas, The Atlanta Dance Connection, and Proia Dance Project. He has performed the works of noted choreographers Alexander Proia, Becca Shade, Allyne Gartrell, Lonny Davis, Tracey Vogt, and Richard A. Freeman, Jr.

As a choreographer, Xavier loves pushing artistic boundaries and sharing his gifts with his students. He has created works for Atlanta Dance Connection, Gibson Repertory Ensemble, Gotta Dance Contemporary, and AREA | Atlanta’s Resource for Entertainment and Arts. He currently serves as the Co-Director of TranscenDANCE Summer Intensive, where he oversees the ballet/jazz training program and serves as a resident choreographer. Xavier has been teaching dance for nearly 10 years in many dance studios, colleges, community centers and after school programs. Xavier recently moved to New York City to fulfill his dream of becoming a full-time performing artist and choreographer.


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Are you a dancer living in Northern Manhattan? We’d like to hear from you. Please send us feedback about what you'd like to see and how best to serve and connect the uptown dance community. For more information email info@danceprojectwh.org